365 Days of Living the Dale Carnegie Principles
Day 79. Sunday, June 12, 2011
I thought I could easily update a page on my blog last night. I’m not the most proficient with html coding but I can manage adequately for my needs… so I thought.
When I looked at the clock it was 3 am. I had completely messed up an important page on my blog and despite all my efforts the page kept getting worse. I was completely frustrated and baffled because the code wasn’t working in a logical manner. I closed my laptop and went to bed.
Going to bed after 3 am is not the brightest thing to do—especially when you have to get up early. I was pretty crabby and my head wasn’t feeling so well. I felt absolutely drained. So I decided this was the perfect excuse for a nap. A couple hours later I woke up refreshed with a clearer head.
I sat down to tackle the monumental task of fixing my destroyed blog page. I wasn’t looking forward to it—I anticipated more frustration.
Surprisingly… I quickly found a solution that should have been obvious to me last night/this morning. I quickly made the edits, tested the page and voila—my blog page is fixed.
The Dale Carnegie principle I eventually used is from How to Stop Worrying and Start Living:
Rest before you get tired.
Sometimes it’s best to step away from a problem and rest your mind before trying to figure out a solution. When you take this approach you’ll discover it’s a lot easier to find solution.
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